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State of the art of leadless pacing

Sperzel, Johannes
Gras, Daniel
Tjong, Fleur V Y
Knops, Reinoud E
Hindricks, Gerhard
Steinwender, Clemens
Defaye, Pascal
Published in Europace. 2015, vol. 17, no. 10, p. 1508-1513
Abstract Despite undisputable benefits, conventional pacemaker therapy is associated with specific complications related to the subcutaneous device and the transvenous leads. Recently, two miniaturized leadless pacemakers, Nanostim™ (St. Jude Medical) and Micra™ (Medtronic), which can be completely implanted inside the right ventricle using steerable delivery systems, entered clinical application. The WiCS™-cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) system (wireless cardiac stimulation for CRT, EBR Systems) delivers leadless left ventricular endocardial stimulation for cardiac resynchronization. In addition to obvious cosmetic benefits, leadless pacing systems may have the potential to overcome some complications of conventional pacing. However, acute and long-term complications still remains to be determined, as well as the feasibility of device explantation years after device placement.
Keywords Cardiac Catheters/adverse effectsCardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices/adverse effects/classificationEndocardium/physiopathologyEquipment DesignHeart Ventricles/physiopathologyHumansProstheses and ImplantsTreatment Outcome
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SPERZEL, Johannes et al. State of the art of leadless pacing. In: Europace, 2015, vol. 17, n° 10, p. 1508-1513. doi: 10.1093/europace/euv096 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:111770

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